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Re: Debian setup freezes when trying to remove pcmcia

>When installing, ignore the "Configure PCMCIA" but choose "Edit Kernel Boot 
>Options" (or something like that), and add "PCMCIA=no" (without the 
>quotes). The system should boot fine without PCMCIA. As the installation 
>continues, Debian will ask you if you want to remove the PCMCIA package - 
>say no. Once you finish setup and you boot to the command line (there are 
>further hassles ahead for getting X working, but I'll leave that for 
>another day), edit /etc/pcmcia/config.opts to remove the port "0x800-0x8ff" 
>- it's the middle of three ports listed near the beginning of the file. 
>Once you've done this, edit /etc/lilo.conf (I think that's what it's 
>called) and remove (or comment out) the "PCMCIA=no" line. Then run lilo, 
>and reboot - PCMCIA should load no problem.

Thanks, that did the trick. Now the problem is that I'm having trouble finding
the right module for the network card. It's the Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100 .
Again, this is on a Dell Inspiron 8000 and I'm pretty sure that this card is pcmcia.
I've tried the ess...100 and that didn't work. I also tried the 'tulip' option and that
didn't work either. Any suggestions?

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